Historic Markers Across Florida

Ochlockonee River State Park

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: beside the St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, at the southeast corner of the intersection, Saint Marks, FL
County: Wakulla
Waymark: None


On March 11, 1968, a Special Permit for the use of this property in the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge was issued to the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials by the United States Department of the Interior. These organizations contributed greatly towards the park´s establishment: Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund Board of Commissioners of State Institutions Florida Outdoor Recreational Development Council St. Joe Paper Company Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission Florida Forest Service Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners Wakulla County Development and Parks Commission Established March 11, 1966, through the leadership of Congressman Don Fuqua State Senator George G. Tapper Representative Ernest Roddenberry Ochlockonee River State Park Advisory Council Myron B. Hodge Steve R. Revell Ernest Roddenberry Harry G. Smith Claxton Vause, Jr., Chairman.

Sponsors: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials Robert S. Baynard, E.W. Carswell, Dr. James T. Cook N. Earl Jones, John D. Pennekamp, Mrs. G.T. Smith, Jr., N.E. Miller, Jr., Director Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials


City: South of Sopchoppy, FL